La Cita Golf & Country Club

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Conditions
2.8
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.3
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3.0
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4.0
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5.0
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1.0
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2.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.2
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6614
Slope 130
Rating 71.4
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6614 yards 71.4 130
Blend 72 6310 yards 70.7 129
White 72 6087 yards 69.3 123
Green 72 5467 yards 66.7 116
Green (W) 72 5467 yards 71.8 126
Red (W) 72 4651 yards 67.2 117
Scorecard for La Cita
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.8/134 548 136 397 343 347 420 152 528 397 3268 364 391 194 497 422 356 393 219 498 3334 6602
White M: 70.6/132 482 120 361 314 322 385 133 496 365 2978 336 366 171 473 392 334 380 201 456 3109 6087
Red W: 72.6/130 458 100 323 298 300 362 106 454 301 2702 305 331 107 398 368 309 347 178 399 2742 5444
Handicap 5 17 7 13 11 1 15 9 3 18 16 10 8 4 14 2 12 6
Par 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 17 9 11 13 1 15 5 7 14 12 18 8 4 10 2 16 6

Course Details

Year Built 1982
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1982) Lee Trevino (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Traditional golf attire. No cut-offs, gym shorts, denim, collarless shirts

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Lacita

Some people are not very nice in the pro shop and on the course not cool at all.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Returning a Storied Course to its Former Glory

Drive by La Cita Country Club in Titusville, Florida, and you will notice that a transformation is underway. In golf terminology, it has emerged from the rough and is heading down the 18th fairway. Management anticipates the mega-makeover will be complete by year-end.

In its heyday, La Cita set the standard for country clubs on Florida’s Space Coast. When its doors opened in 1985, this landmark country club attracted some of the region’s most influential golfers and socialites; not just from the immediate area, as most new clubs tend to do, but from as far as Orlando, Palm Beach and Jacksonville.

La Cita Country Club was an instant success, boasting clay tennis courts, on-site Hacienda-style accommodations and world-class cuisine. Yet its centerpiece — then and now — is its Lee Trevino/Ron Garl-designed golf course. This 18-hole championship course measures 6,614 yards from the back tees, with a 71.9 course rating and a slope of 136, all played on Bermuda grass. The White Tees play 6,087 yards (69.8/123) and a blended set of tees that combines the Blue and White play 6,310 (70.6/133). Ladies will be tested from the Red Tees at 4,651 (67.7/121). In all, five sets of tees make La Cita playable for golfers of all levels of skill and ability.

The course is a traditional blend of manicured turf, decorative landscapes and native woodlands. Mature trees line many of the fairways and water comes into play on 14 holes. Break out the bird watcher’s guide as you make your way around; you’re bound to encounter white egrets, sand hill cranes, ospreys, hawks and even the occasional eagle.

La Cita is definitely not your typical Florida golf course. In fact, it’s very challenging no matter which set of tees you play. The course takes full advantage of the surrounding topography; in addition to the lakes and woods, you’ll encounter small hills and slight elevation changes, something not common in this part of the state. For the most part, the greens are small and elevated. They tend to run on the fast side and roll true, which only adds to the excitement.

A full complement of practice facilities — including a driving and chipping range — are at your disposal. There’s also a large practice putting green in front of the clubhouse. The range maxes out around 235 yards, so most players won’t be able to hit driver.

Number 1 is a par 5 that measures 482 yards from the White tees. Right away, you’ve got a decision to make and it involves the massive oak tree that occupies the right side of the fairway. Most golfers won’t have to deal with it off the tee, however, it can influence placement of your layup shot. What does come into play off the tee is water on the left and sand on the right. Should you find the sand off the tee, your layup shot will be compromised by the large oak tree. A decent layup shot will leave a short pitch to the elevated green, which has a large bunker in front. Most golfers will need to carry the green because the bunker takes away any hope of a successful bump and run. Avoid the tree and par or better is within reach.

After the first four holes, you’ll cross the road to play numbers 5 and 6. Number 5 is a dogleg right par 4 that plays 322 from the White tees. The inclination for big hitters is to cut the dogleg by going over the trees, but, to me, the risk outweighs the reward. A good drive that avoids the large waste bunkers on the left will leave a short pitch shot into an elevated green that slopes right to left. The green is protected by bunkers on the right and water on the left, however, the water should not come into play. Should you find the water, the friendly and knowledgeable PGA professional staff offers lessons to fix that problem.

Number 6 is a 385-yard dogleg left that requires control off the tee. Hit it too far straight ahead and you’re likely to find the water. If a draw is in your repertoire, now is a great time to use it. Bend it around the corner off the tee and you’ll be looking at a mid to low iron uphill into the green. The 5th and 6th holes are ones that you will remember long after your round.

Number 15 plays 334 yards from the White tees and is one of the most interesting holes on the course. It’s target golf off the tee and requires about a 210-yard carry over water to make it to the dogleg. From there, you will have an approach shot that plays to an elevated green with a bunker and water on the right, and more water on the left. Successfully conquering this hole is something to talk about over drinks at the 19th hole!

Number 17 is a par 3 that plays 201 yards from the White tees with water on either side, so accuracy is at a premium. Number 18 is a great finishing par 5 that plays 456 yards from the White tees. It’s a narrow driving hole with a fairway bunker on the left. You’ll want to keep your layup shot right to set up an approach shot that takes the water in front of the green out of play. A good layup will leave a short chip shot – most likely over water – to an elevated green that slopes back to front and is protected on either side by sand. Although a short par 5 by most standards, it takes three well-played shots to reach the green and two good putts for par.

Last Word: Plenty of doglegs and mature oak trees with overhanging branches will challenge your accuracy, especially off the tee. Your accuracy is greatly rewarded on approach shots as well, because many of the greens are very small and crowned.

After your round, be sure to stop by the clubhouse for a cold beverage and some great food. The well-stocked bar has all your favorite libations, as well as several domestic and craft brews on tap and a respectable wine list. Seasonal menus authored by executive chef Daro Chan can be enjoyed for lunch and dinner, as well as for Sunday brunch. Chan was lured to La Cita last fall from Indian River Preserve, a nearby public course. His regional reputation is formidable, and his culinary range impressive.

One of the menu selections that piqued my palate was the Pot Roast Poutine: tender braised prime rib tips and cheese curds in a rich, brown gravy. At the time of this writing, it was available for both lunch and dinner. Another interesting option is the Salmon BLT: poached, flaked salmon, bacon and Swiss cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla with lettuce, vine-ripe tomato and lemon-dill mayonnaise.

Until only a few years ago, the club was in decline; despite the previous owners’ good intentions, appearances were not being kept up. In December 2016, the property was purchased by Vivian Dimond, an influential and highly respected South Florida real estate developer and investor who is also a famously gracious hostess. She immediately set out to restore La Cita to its former glory, from the clubhouse to the greens, where a new irrigation system was immediately installed, and a fleet of new golf carts purchased. Granted, the work continues, but conditions are improving on a daily basis, particularly on the golf course.

In addition to the Stay-and-Play component and member-for-a-day specials, La Cita currently offers some great golf membership opportunities. The Unlimited Membership includes unlimited access to the golf course, driving rage, tennis and racquetball courts, swimming pool, athletic club and clubhouse. Corporate memberships are also available. Snowbirds will appreciate the seasonal membership, which can be purchased with or without golf cart privileges. (All memberships have a low monthly food and beverage minimum.)

As La Cita puts members and guests first, and completes its renovations, this once-famous course should regain its place of prominence on the Space Coast. My advice: Play this course while you can; once restoration is complete, getting a tee time will be tough.

For more information or to arrange a tour, give the club a call at (321) 383-2582. If you’d like to book a tee time, the pro shop can be reached direct at (321) 383-5300. You can also visit the website at www.lacitacc.com.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Crying shame

Tired and unkempt. Cart paths a mess, bulk heads around the greens rotting away. Hard to find a level spot on tees many of which have no grass on them. Fairways burned out and greens bumpy, stay away.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Stay Away

Nice staff, greens had sand on them, bunkers were not at all like the practice area which was very poor, fairways had mostly dirt, design was horrible, no flow to the round, many blind shots, strange angles.. Never again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

greens rolled pretty good but the tee boxes need a little work... Some trees need trimming and the cart paths need to be smoother.. Nice course and friendly and helpful staff.. Will play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 01/12/2018

the course needs a lot of work.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

good chalenge

Played this course several times & dispite a long drive it is always worth it. Sadly the local maintaince is lacking on tee boxes & fairways. Greens are passable. I had a 12:30 tee time & saw no players in front of me until the 12th hole. Unusual for Florida golf in great weather.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very friendly staff greet you and get you on your way. Course is in good shape, but groundskeepers need to be a bit more attentive when golfers are getting ready to strike the ball.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Florida Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play it while you can through Golfnow

This is a well maintained, but not an immaculate private course. Recently joined Golfnow community, but from what I gather, won't be much longer. Nice to be able to say I've played it. Set in subdivision setting. Is an older course w/ an older clubhouse. Has a driving/chipping range across the street. Can't hit more than 200 yards on driving range. Large practice putting green in front of clubhouse. Proshop not well stocked, no logo caps on the day I played. Cart paths only on the day I played because of heavy rains the day before. Most tee boxes in decent shape. Fairways pretty thick. Most greens elevated & rolling true & fairly fast. Nice layout all in all but didn't like layout of 16th hole.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Average Muni condition

Played this course for the first time for $26.00. If we hadn't gotten that rate I would have been very unhappy. The course condition is no better than an average municipal course. Many of the tee boxes were bad(mostly sand), fairways slightly better, and greens ok. The cart paths were in pieces. I played the course because I read some good reviews. I must have been in the wrong place ?

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice course

The course was immaculate .. the staff were efficient and friendly.... greens were smooth and consistent . All around a great day of golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

This course has a lot of character.

The first hole has one of the largest trees planted right in the middle of the fairway, forcing you to figure out just how your going to hit your second shot. With overhanging branches and plenty of doglegs, this is not your typical Florida course. It needs a little work, but a fun and interesting golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Been neglected

Fairways too shaggy, rough too deep..tee boxex consumed with weeds and dirt in shaded areas. Sand inconsistant.. Greens too slow......great design but the course overall is in disrepair and needs attention

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Golf Course

despite a lot of rain course only had a few wet spots, tee to green in great shape. Enjoyed playing this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

nice relaxing course

it is my 4th time playing this course .I am a beginer so the farways and lay out are helping .i love this course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Super Red Hot Deal

Scanning courses to play and saw super deal on

La Cita. Finest course in Brevard in my opinion.

It's lost none of its charm. Beautiful layout with

numerous lakes and majestic oaks.

Course is in superb condition, especially this time of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Very enjoyable round at this course. Conditions were great, a lot of improvements made and it shows. Course layout is excellent. Some elevation change on many of the holes makes for a pleasurable round Will be back !!!!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

One of my favorite golf courses to play

Great place to play This is my first time here Very challenging. Greens were very nice. And the fairways too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf now golf at La-Cita

The golfing was great but the choices for the lunch that was included wasn't the best.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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